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Three Southerners Compete in $50K Women’s Challenger in Louisville, Kentucky

October 2, 2006 02:46 PM

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Tennis Classic concluded Sunday, October 1st with Julie Ditty of Ashland, Kentucky and Milagros Sequera of Venezuela defeating Ashley Harkleroad of Rossville, Georgia and partner Agnes Szavay of Hungary in the doubles championship match. Aleksandra Woznik of Canada defeated Szavay to win the singles title at the Ashland Tennis Center in Louisville, KY. The $50K USTA Women’s Challenger was sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Lindsay Lee-Waters from Dunwoody, GA lost in the first round of the singles tournament to Maria Kondratieva of Russia. Lee-Waters won the $50K Los Gatos challenger and finished second in the $25K Allentown challenger in 2005. Harkleroad participated in the singles tournament at the OLBH Tennis Classic. She lost in the second round to Valerie Tetreault of Canada. Harkleroad was the singles champion in the ITF tournament in Louisville, Kentucky and Washington D.C., in 2005. She also won the ITF doubles tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2005 with Lee-Waters. Ditty also competed in the singles tournament this week. She competed in the quarterfinals, where she fell to Ahsha Rolle from the United States. Ditty returned from a successful trip to New Mexico. She teamed with Sequera to capture her 17th pro doubles title prior to the tournament in Louisville.

The event kicked off with an Art Show presented by Dr. Glenn Spradlin on September 22nd at the Pendleton Art Center and Anne Davis Gallery. The following day, the YMCA hosted the YMCA Kids Day Carnival complete with games, crafts, face painting and dancing. That evening, “The Tennis Ball” was held at the Worthington Airport Hanger which included a black-tie dinner and dance, with proceeds benefiting Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s women’s health services.




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